Oklahoma Leads Threesome From Big 12 To NCAA Golf Championships

Headed by the Big 12 champion Oklahoma Lady Sooners, three conference teams have advanced out of the regionals to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in Tulsa, Okla.CYZVGRNMOJYUPDF_20140511221348

The 12th-ranked Sooners will be joined in the championship tournament by the Kansas Lady Jayhawks, who finished in a tie for fifth in the NCAA Central Regional played at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., and the Iowa State Lady Cyclones of Iowa State. The 25th-ranked Cyclones tied for sixth in the West Regional in Cle Elum, Wash., and are making their first ever trip to the national championship tournament in golf.

Oklahoma, which sent both its men’s and women’s teams to the NCAA Golf Regionals this year, was the fourth-place finisher at the NCAA West Regional. The 25th-ranked Lady Sooners are headed to the NCAA Championship for the third consecutive year.

In addition to the three women’s teams from the Big 12 that are moving on to the championship tournament, Hayley Davis of Baylor tied for the second best individual score in the East Regional and received an individual bid to the four-day national championship.

The NCAA Women’s Golf Championship will be contested May 20-23 at Tulsa Country Club.

The field for the national championship is made up of the top eight teams from each of the three  regional sites plus the top two individuals who are not part of the eight advancing teams.

A total of six Big 12 women’s teams qualified for the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals, but only Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa State are moving on. Oklahoma State, the No. 6 seed in the Central Region and host site for that regional, Baylor and Texas did not male the top-eight cut line and were eliminated in the regional competition.

Seven men’s golf teams from the Big 12 will be in action in the NCAA Men’s Regionals

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